Dec 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
, a shopping mall in oregon, or a temple in wisconsin, or a movie theater in aurora. these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. >> 40 me to talk about the gun violence is the director of the johns hopkins center for gun violence and policy. lay out for us the differences between what happens in america and what happens in other countries are around the world in terms of gun violence. >> well, the u.s. has a homicide rate that is approximately seven times as high as the average homicide rate in other high income countries. that is largely due to the fact that power firearm homicide rate is 22 times higher than average than other high-income countries. is that because the u.s. is simply a more violent country? i doubt it. if you look at urban crime data from u.s. cities compared to other cities in canada and other places, they're not radically different. what is most distinctive is that our violent crime is far more lethal and that is largely due to the fact that we have a rather porous system from trying to keep guns from dangerous system.